Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are headed up to Connecticut really early tomorrow morning, hoping to beat the traffic. We will be spending the holiday with my parents and my brother and sister in law. I am so excited to see John and Alisa because they are expecting their first baby in June! Yay! It reminds me how two Thanksgivings ago we announced to my family that we were expecting Aubrey. :)

Tons of eating will occur over the weekend because not only will we be partaking in my Mom's excellent turkey dinner on Thursday, but we will be celebrating my Dad's birthday, which is on Saturday. Essential to my Dad's birthday celebration is a feast of homemade spaghetti and meatballs from his mom's recipe. My gramma had a lot of Italian blood in her veins and her spaghetti sauce is to die for. mmm. I am sure I will weigh ten pounds more upon returning home on Tuesday.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Through a friend of mine I just found a cool grocery list/menu organizer that I really want. The To Do list looks good too. Hint hint for Christmas. :) Anything that helps me plan 7 dinners a week and get all the ingredients in one grocery shopping trip is fantastic! I need to get a day planner for the year 2009 as well.

As long as we are on the subject of Christmas, in case anyone is wondering Aubrey is growing into size 2T on top and 18 months or 18-24 months on bottom and is in a 6 shoe. She wants to start being artistic so would like crayons, playdoh, and big pieces of paper to work her magic on. Also, she would love a baby doll or some kid's music to dance around to. Nothing for the tv yet please, we are not allowing cartoons, movies, etc. until age 3. I know, we are such mean parents. ;)

lip lesson

Last night I was feeling lazy. During my pre-bed face washing I realized I had moved my face wash and could either try to find it with a dripping wet face or just use Bill's. Of course I took the easy way and used my hubby's face wash. Now his stuff is usually a little harsher than I like to use on my skin, but whatever, one washing won't hurt. Or so I thought.

After finishing my bedtime preparations, I jumped into bed with my new library book and snuggled under my down comforter. I read a few sentences and noticed a sort of numb and tingly feeling in my upper lip. Weird I thought, and went back to reading. A few minutes later it was still there so I reluctantly left my warm nest in the bed and looked in the bathroom mirror. My lip was swollen to about twice its normal size! Just my upper lip. It looked like a really bad plastic surgery job--think Meg Ryan a few years ago. I stared at it for a few more minutes, and poked it, and it didn't seem to be getting any worse, so I jumped back into bed. I only entertained a few panicky thoughts about my whole face swelling up and not being able to breathe, or the swelling not going down and having to walk around looking like I had a botched lip plumping.

Bill came in after walking the dog and I asked, does my lip look swollen? Somehow I thought perhaps I was imagining it. Bill was quite amused by my new look and told me not to worry about it, it would be fine in the morning.

He's right, it is. Lesson learned, don't be lazy and use man cleanser on your face, unless you want to see what you would look like after a collagen lip plumping.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Getting Ready for Winter

Aubrey's new snowsuit came in the mail today. It is on the big side since it is 2T, but the 18 month one that we tried in the store was too small. We had a fun time running around and falling over in all the extra padding. I love the silly expression on her face in the second picture. Now when I put an item of clothing on her she declares herself, "Cuuuuuute!"

We went to visit Bill at his office today for lunch. Aubrey had fun running around and distracting all of Bill's coworkers. There is a maze of cubicles there so she was running up and down the aisles, stopping and waving and saying hi when she saw someone, then continued running after a 5 second pause.
I've also made an appointment for next weekend for the family to get pictures taken. We have never done it as a family professionally before, so I hope they turn out well. I am going to have fun picking out outfits for us--I don't want to do too matchy-matchy or holiday themed, but obviously want to coordinate. Maybe we'll do some test shots this weekend. :) The place lets you do outfit changes too, but that would involve more decisions and more patience from Aubrey so I might skip that part and just have them change the backdrop.